The NorthWest region does NOT need any more renewable power. See this information from Vermont Electric Coop:
The FAA has issued a “NOTICE OF PRESUMED HAZARD” for the proposed Swanton Industrial Wind project.
Here is one of the letters:
FAA letter x 7
You can also go here:
to see all 7 letters that were sent – One for each turbine.
Mark Whitworth Commentary – Excellent information!
Mark Whitworth commentary
Results of a survey done at Lincoln Township in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin:
GMP files to dismiss Swanton Wind power proposal because it will harm its rate payers:
GMP Response to DPS Motion to Dismiss
Northwest Regional Planning Commission response to the Swanton Wind 45-day notice:
State Dismissal of Swanton Wind power purchase agreement:
Power Dismissal Docket 8571 – Swanton Wind
Letter from Brian Dubie on protecting our Ridgelines, Lakes and Streams:
We must protect our Ridgelines
Link to the 45-day notice filing by Swanton Wind on Monday, August 24, 2015
The Northeastern Vermont Development Association has developed the following position on industrial wind energy:
“The NVDA sees one clear benefit to industrial wind energy, one clear problem, and a host of troubling questions. The clear benefit is the tax relief that industrial-scale wind turbines bring to their host towns. The clear problem is the bitter divisions that wind brings to our communities. The troubling questions involve the unreliability of wind energy, the amount of energy produced versus the social and environmental disruption, the costliness of the electricity, and the dubiousness of the claims of environmental benefit. We are even more troubled by the potential impacts on human health, essential wildlife habitat, water quality, aesthetics, property values, and our tourism industry. We are also troubled by the state’s energy policies, the state’s permitting process, and the ease with which the public good as expressed in our municipal and regional plans can be overridden by people who may never have even visited our region.
It is the position of the NVDA that no further development of industrial-scale wind turbines should take place in the Northeast Kingdom.
This position will become an element in the regional energy plan. The position may be revised for future plans if our understanding of turbine impacts changes significantly.”
Link to the full NVDA report
This document shows the potential sites for the seven wind turbines (see page 4):
Swanton Wind Stantec FINAL Work Plan 041415
This displays the topography: Swanton Wind AE Preliminary Resource Map
This picture displays a 1 mile and a 5 mile radius from the project: